Manchester United finally tasted a victory in Premier League as they defeated Brighton and hive Albion by 2-0 at Old Trafford. But now, a new tension has emerged for the Manchester United team as FA has charged the team over the protest of Lewis Dunk.
According to FA the Manchester United players failed to ensure that the its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion. So, let’s have a look on the decision and what was the case.
Why Manchester United Charged By FA?
In the second half of the game, Lewis Dunk made a challenge on Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga. The referee of the match Peter Bankes showed a yellow card for the challenge. However, the challenge was a clear chance of goal and so Manchester United players demanded for a Red card.
Should Lewis Dunk have seen red? 🟥🤔 pic.twitter.com/SzdVq8ZgBb
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 16, 2022
The pressure made on Bankes made him think once again and he asked for help from the VAR. The VAR suggested Bankes have a look by himself. As a result, Bankes changed his mind and showed the Brighton’s captain a red card.
However, the protest from Manchester United players over the yellow card was not done in an orderly fashion and that is why FA has charged the club. It was Bankes’ 8th game of the season and according to FA the club has been charged with a breach of FA Rule E20.1.
🗣 "I'd like to do some stats, as soon as the referee goes to monitor it's only going to go one way."
Graham Potter was left mystified that Lewis Dunk was sent off and questions why referees always change their decision when they go to the VAR monitor pic.twitter.com/xzjeOFpDNw
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) February 16, 2022
Brighton’s manager was also not happy with the Referee’s decision and he thought the decision was influenced by Man United players. Potter said, “I don’t blame them (the United players),” said the Brighton manager. They have to do their bit for the team. But you need the referee and VAR to make the calls independently. It was a yellow card live, Webster was there on the cover. It is not clear and obvious and I did not understand the intervention.”
Last time in Premier League, Arsenal were charged with something similar as their players protested over Gabriel’s red card. The amount which United will have to pay is not revealed yet.